“Decisions Loom on Taxes and Spending” — Spring Journal 2015

Posted 03/17/2015

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PRESS RELEASE: JMI Announces Launch of New Policy Centers and Expansion to Central and Southwest Florida

Posted 03/01/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2015 Contact:  Valerie Wickboldt | vwickboldt@jamesmadison.org | (850) 386-3131  JMI Announces Launch of New Policy Centers and Expansion to Central and Southwest Florida  ~ Addition of new policy expertise and efforts increases Institute’s impact and imprint in Florida ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Broadening both reach and expertise, The James Madison …

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Eurasia Review — Op-ed: Are Falling Prices a Bad Thing?

Posted 01/23/2015

Eurasia Review “Op-ed: Are Falling Prices a Bad Thing?” By Dr. Randall Holcombe, JMI Senior Fellow January 22, 2015  Popular opinion seems to be that falling prices–or even stable prices–are bad for the economy, but I’ve never seen any good arguments about why. I’ve just read another article about this, that gives six clearly numbered reasons, so …

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SaintPetersblog — Jeff Atwater speaks before JMI luncheon at the start of “Thrift Week”

Posted 01/21/2015

SaintPetersblog “Jeff Atwater speaks before JMI luncheon at the start of ‘Thrift Week’” By Ryan Ray January 21, 2015 State Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater gave the keynote address Wednesday morning at a luncheon celebrating the James Madison Institute’s “Thrift Week” initiative to promote less spending and more accountability in state government. As JMI President …

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The Florida Channel — Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater at the James Madison Institute “Thrift Week” Event

Posted 01/21/2015

The Florida Channel “Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater at the James Madison Institute ‘Thrift Week’ Event” January 21, 2015 Link to video: http://thefloridachannel.org/videos/12115-now-speaking-chief-financial-officer-jeff-atwater-james-madison-institute-thrift-week-event/

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National Review Online — Florida Governor to Residents of High-Tax States: ‘It’s Your Money . . . Move to Florida!’

Posted 01/06/2015

National Review Online “Florida Governor to Residents of High-Tax States: ‘It’s Your Money . . . Move to Florida!’” By John Fund January 6, 2015 “Scott Will Use Inaugural Address to Promote Florida as Tax Haven” is theheadline in today’s Tampa Tribune. The reference is to today’s inaugural speech by which re-elected GOP Governor Rick Scott will …

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Florida: The Turnaround Story

Posted 08/18/2014

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Tallahassee.com: Florida’s tax model gets it right

Posted 04/22/2014

As our nation continues to rebuild from the historic recession — as we look for ways to attract businesses, boost incomes, and lower the unemployment rate — the most exciting reforms are taking place at the state level. At the center of this economic retooling process is the move by governors across the country to …

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2014 – Policy Brief – “Florida Retirement System Reform: Why Now?”

Posted 04/16/2014

Read the full report: Florida Retirement System Reform: Why Now? Executive Summary: The Florida Retirement System should move toward a defined contribution system now to avoid the unfunded liabilities that continue to build because of its cur- rent structure as a defined benefit system.  Opponents of reform argue the current system is 85 percent funded …

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2014 Winter-Spring Edition of The JMI Journal

Posted 02/25/2014

VIEW FULL JOURNAL: Winter-Spring 2014 Florida Ranks High on Issues That Matter (PDF).

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